31808 Casino Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Phone: (951) 674-9694
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Arts & Museums
At this museum, exhibits include a variety of historic buildings saved from destruction and preserved at this site. Each building contains exhibits of artifacts and buildings have been set up to represent a village surrounding the railroad depot. Special events are held throughout the year.
The monumental site of Perris Depot stands as an eminent railroad depot. It was constructed basically to serve Perris in California. The depot was erected and established in 1892. It encompasses a land cover of approximately less than one acre. The structure finely depicts the Queen Anne style of architecture. The railroad site occupies great historical value and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is predominantly a red-brick construct and is structurally brilliant.
The rich history of Temecula Valley is on display for all to see at this museum featuring exhibits on the different cultures that helped this area become what it is today. Handmade artifacts, documents, ranching and farming equipment, photographs, traveling exhibits, and special collections are all on display.
The excitement of seeing a U.S. Air Force aircraft is hardly deniable. When seeing over 60 of them at a time and even stepping inside some of them, it becomes a day to brag about. This day takes place at March Field Air Museum. To name a couple of the well-known models on display, the museum features the B-25 used to bomb Tokyo after Pearl Harbor and the B-29 Superfortress used to drop the atom bomb on Hiroshima. Besides the retired aircrafts on the ground, there is also action in the air—not an air show, it is business. Over the wired fence, on March Air Reserve Base's runway, modern USAF air crafts land and take off daily. –Hoiyin Ip
The Western Science Center stands as a resourceful museum site. Earlier known as the Western Center for Archaeology and Paleontology, it is renowned for its terrific collection of rare Native American objects and fossils that date back to the Ice Age. Apart from conservation of historical artifacts, the center also doubles up as a research center. From tourists, students to researchers, this facility welcomes everyone. For more details, check website.
The citrus industry was one of the hallmarks of California's industrial development in the 20th Century, and California Citrus State Historic Park recognizes and commemorates the significant impact this had on the state. The park has been designed to resemble a historic city park, replete with picnic areas and fruit orchards. Visitors can learn more about the history of the city's citrus industry at the on-site museum.
The Blue Heron Gallery hosts works by several artists and seeks to bring in a wide variety of works for people to enjoy. Those works range from paintings to photography, silver to pottery, and various other types of art. The Blue Heron Gallery will gladly open for those unable to make it to their showroom during their regular hours, Though they have regular business hours and do not require reservations, they host eight to ten shows a year, so they recommend reservations. The Blue Heron Gallery also buys art from artists and collectors they do not normally work with. - Erick Pettersen
Located in the quaint town of Fallbrook, this art venue celebrates works by local talent. The exciting community art gallery features the ongoing work of more than 20 local members and invited guests. The artists work in various disciplines to produce paintings in all media and sculpture. The shop also displays local hand-thrown pottery, basketry, fiber art and jewelry. Feature exhibitions for individual artists and craft creators are mounted bi-monthly.
The Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society is dedicated to mineralogy, paleontology, and similar earth sciences. Visitors can peruse their museum or participate in one of their many events. The Gem and Mineral Society holds various events throughout the year, including beading, grab bag-making, and work parties that include potluck lunches. They also participate in various local events, such as the San Diego County Fair. For those interested in using the Fallbrook Gem and Mineral Society’s meeting room for their own conferences, they rent it out by the hour. And for those interested in learning more about mineralogy or any of the related fields of science, they can visit the Society’s virtual store on their website. - Erick Pettersen
The Modjeska House is a beautiful residential structure belonging to the acclaimed actress Madame Helena Modjeska. The house was built in 1888 and spreads over an area of 14 acres (5.66 hectares). The building looks elegant in the Queen Anne style of architecture. The white exteriors give it a classy veteran look. Guided tours of the house are conducted four times in each month and prior reservation is recommended.
More than an art gallery, the Hidden Forest Art Gallery is home to exotic creatures from around the world. Featuring some of the leading wildlife paintings in the world, the artwork at the Hidden Forest Art Gallery captures the beauty of nature. For those who might enjoy a more realistic view, this art gallery also features sculptures of various animals. For those who would like to take the beauty of The Hidden Forest Art Gallery home with them, each piece is available for purchase. And for anyone unable to visit this gallery, the artist brings his artwork to shows all over the world. - Erick Pettersen
The Sherman Indian Museum is a museum that chronicles and displays exhibits pertaining to the historical Sherman Indian High School. Its vast collection includes school's year books, school memorabilia and many other objects. Check website for more details.